30 Oct 2001. We present Fedoskino school an Laquer painting.
From the late 18th century Fedoskino (an old village near Moscow) has been a famous center of lacquer miniature painting on papier-mache. The contemporary Fedoskino painting preserves the typical features of Russian folk art.
The use of oil paint, typically applied in several layers, is a distinctive of Fedoskino pieces. As well as the use of mother-of-pearl, pure gold or silver leaf under segments of the background to create the effect of a shimmering glow or silvery sparkle. Many boxes are painted inside and outside in imitation tortoise-shell, birch bark, mahogany or tartan. Combined, these decoration techniques achieve fantastic effects.
Perfect execution, exquisite colour schemes, original line and composition are the main features of Fedoskino miniature painting. The decorative element ties the shape in with the painting.
The Fedoskino miniature is an art, not craft - with a universe of imagery and a variety of genres. Subjects range from folklore and fairy tales to the everyday events of simple village life. From the beauty of Russian landscapes and its distinctive architecture to the rich history of Russian people. The pictures are full of expression and decorative beauty.
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17 Nov 2000. We present Kholuy school an Laquer painting.
The folk art of lacquer painting in the village of Kholuy (Ivanovo region) appeared in the 18th century. The contemporary Kholuy lacquer miniature painting preserves the old Russian tradition of icon painting.
These items have complicated ornament and intensive colour spectrum rich in warm colours (yellow, orange, red, brown) or deep blue and green. The painting is made with egg yoke tempera.
Kholuy miniature is famous for magnificent landscapes and scenes from nature. Painters chose their subjects from poetry, history and fairy tales. Kholuy lacquer art is full of emotion and expression.
The Kholuy miniature is a vivid art that embodies the experience, talent and skill of many generations. Find Kholuy in our catalogue ...